Rex Orange County has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in London, the UK tabloid The Sun reports. The singer-songwriter, who was born Alexander James O’Connor, is accused of assaulting the woman six times between June 1 and 2. The musician allegedly assaulted the woman twice in London’s West End, once in a taxi, and three times at his home in the Notting Hill neighborhood, according to The Sun.
When reached by Pitchfork, a representative for the musician said, “Alex is shocked by the allegations which he denies and looks forward to clearing his name in court. He is unable to make any further comment because of the ongoing proceedings.”
According to The Sun, Rex Orange County has a trial provisionally set to begin on Tuesday, January 3, 2023; it is expected to last three days.
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